Ever evolving. Ever caring. Ever leading.
Central Michigan University opened its doors 125 years ago to address a pressing demand for educators trained in the best ways of opening young minds to knowledge.
Today, CMU continues to lead the way in finding solutions and working side by side with our communities, our state, our nation and beyond in igniting a better future for everyone.
It’s that leadership, dedication and drive that embody the CMU spirit.
You found it in our first class of students turned teachers in 1894 and in the countless other education graduates since then who went on to develop the next generation of leaders.
It’s evident in the 62 men and women who made up the first graduating class of the CMU College of Medicine in 2017, each of them chosen for their dedication to rural and medically underserved communities.
You see it in the 10th class of mechanical and electrical engineers, who graduated in 2017 and go from one of the nation’s top engineering institutes into a fast-growing, high-demand field.
It’s in CMU’s decade-long commitment to preserving the Great Lakes; in the curriculum developed to give children with learning disabilities the ability to write; and in the science being wielded in our labs, using light to treat brain disorders.
With this annual report, we present a glimpse of what it means to be a CMU Chippewa.
In 1892. In 2017.
For the next 125 years and beyond.